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Book Completed On Goodreads: The Ghosts of Rabbits Past

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rating: 5 of 5 stars
bookshelves: read
status: Read on June 21, 2014
format: audiobook

review: Between Hank saving Pete from the coyotes (and as a result finding himself unpleasantly burdened with the friendship of a cat grateful and indebted to him), the dognapping of Drover by Rip and Snort, and a hilarious misadventure along the way of Slim and Loper trying to rope a heifer with a bone stuck in her throat from the grill of the pickup, The Ghost of Rabbits Past proves a delightful addition to the Hank the Cowdog canon and promises to be a new favorite–it most definitely is one of mine!

Book Completed on Goodreads: Paradise Lost

My Review from Goodreads:

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rating: 5 of 5 stars
bookshelves: read
status: Read from June 16 to 19, 2014
format: audiobook

review: There were some “little” changes here and there to the biblical account (such as Adam and Eve being parted at the moment of temptation) that become significant changes because of their implications (now Adam eats the forbidden fruit because he can’t bear to be parted from Eve) but in other details it is precise and insightful (the headship of Adam, substitutionary atonement, the spiritual significance of God’s clothing Adam and Eve, etc and etc).

What makes this an enduring classic and a book deserving to be on every Christians’ shelf is its portrayal of the gospel as a story–as the epic poem that it truly is. It will take your breath away.

Not Another Esther Story

⭐️

(A 300-words-or-less review)

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The only interesting, genuine and complex characters were the villain and his equally-evil mother; I found the heroine utterly unconvincing. In addition to this, I disagreed with the premise of the book. The villain proposes marriage to a young woman in a small Christian village and the young woman (Adelina) at first refuses, saying she cannot, under God’s law, marry an unbeliever but when the man threatens to kill all her people if she doesn’t marry him, she capriciously gives her assent. If this was portrayed as a weakness of hers, the consequences of which she must bear in the years to come, I would not take issue with the story but because this ungodly action is uplifted as noble, selfless and righteous, the subsequent trials of the Princess being written in a tone to draw our pity as against grave injustice, manipulating our emotions to feel sorry for Adelina though she but reaped the consequences of what she sowed, I cannot commend it.

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